Testing SSL and HTTP Compression in your ASP.NET web sites with IIS Express

IMPORTANT NOTE: I will soon be moving my blog to my devhammer.net domain from its current home on blogs.msdn.com. If you typically access my blog by visiting http://devhammer.net, you can continue to do so, and it will work fine after the transition. If you subscribe to my RSS feed using http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gduthie/rss.aspx, please update your feedreader…

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HTML5: What Is It, Why Should I Care, and What’s Microsoft Doing About It?

HTML5. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard of it. But what is HTML 5, really? Background HTML5 is a bit of an overloaded term at the moment, which unfortunately leads to no small amount of confusion. Wikipedia has a bit of the history of the HTML5 specification process, but…

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MSDN Flash Mid-Atlantic Editorial for March 15th, 2011

For those who don’t subscribe, here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/gg681882.aspx In it, I cover why you should be looking forward to installing Visual Studio Service Pack 1, and share information on upcoming Web Camps and User Groups I’ll be speaking at in the near future, as well as…

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Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Available March 8th for MSDN Subscribers, general availability March 10th

Great news! Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 will be available tomorrow for download for MSDN Subscribers, and will be generally available for download on March 10th, 2011. While the Service Pack is mostly focused on improvements in response to feedback on Visual Studio 2010, one new feature I want to highlight is the integration…

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Settings Change in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 for Windows XP Users

Jason Zander has posted an article detailing a change that’s coming in the soon-to-be-released SP1 for Visual Studio 2010 with respect to how Visual Studio 2010 behaves on Windows XP with hardware acceleration. The short version is that for Windows XP users, SP1 will turn off hardware graphics acceleration in Visual Studio 2010, as Windows…

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Events This Week – December 14th, 2010

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: HRNUG: December 2010 Meeting Tuesday, December…

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Events This Week – December 6th, 2010

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: RockNug Release 4.6 Wednesday, December 08,…

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Events This Week – November 29th, 2010

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: SharePoint 2010 with Silverlight w/ Becky…

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Events This Week–November 16th, 2010

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: Webinar: Technical Debt Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:00 AM, Online Technical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices. This debt, must be paid back to avoid the “interest…

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Local PDC Recap comes to Reston, VA on November 12th

Didn’t get a chance to go to Redmond for the PDC this year? Want to find out what was announced, and what it all means, in an environment that will allow you interact with your peers and ask local experts questions about the technologies involved? Then this is the event for you! Local partner Applied…

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